Sled Island is an annual independent music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta that attracts over 30,000 attendees from around the world. Entering its eight year, Sled Island stronger than ever with a killer line-up curated by Kathleen Hanna, the musician behind Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin. Here are 5 reasons you don’t want to miss out on this:

1) 250 BANDS – 38 VENUES – ONE PASS – ALL ACCESS

There is so much happening at Sled Island, you might need an assistant to help manage your schedule. Or, you could use the digital schedule here.

2) YOU COULD LEND A HAND HOLDING UP THIS GUY

Intimate venues breed intimate performances. You have one of the most eclectic gathering of musicians in the world at an arm’s length. Literally. 

3) TAKE THE CITY BY BIKE

Ride the streets with thousands of your closest friends. Sled Island has taken the initiative to make it safe and easy for you to get around the city on two wheels. Including bike valet and bike rentals

4) GUEST CURATOR KATHLEEN HANNA

Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and Julie Ruin front woman Kathleen Hanna brings her favorite artists to the Sled Island stage.

5) YOU CAN EAT THIS…

Enjoy a heart stopping hot dog while listening to a show stopping band. Is there a better combination in the world? We think not.

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